Chardonnay Napa Valley 2021
About This Wine
On the nose: Youthful aromas of golden delicious apple and stone fruit, accent notes of white flower, toasted cereal grains, French toast, honey and phyllo dough.
On the palate: An exciting core of melon, kumquat and lemon custard fruit mix with hints of hazelnut, nutmeg, maple candy and stony minerality
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented
Aging: 19 months in French oak, 33% new
Late winter rains followed by ideal spring growing conditions set the stage for the 2021 vintage. Mild temperatures punctuated this drought year with only a few heat spikes during the summer months. Early flavor development in our white grapes, coupled with higher acidity levels, allowed us to begin harvest at the end of August with grapes showing exceptional balance and moderate brix levels. The ideal weather of 2021 and overall lower yields produced wines that offer exciting, complex aromatics and flavors.